Where did national team players play youth soccer?

As part of the research for the Ranting Soccer Dad Guide to Youth Soccer, I’ve looked up where every current men’s or women’s national team player or recent call-up played youth soccer.

I started at Wikipedia but then verified every mention of past clubs (not complete, but all accurate!) using college and U.S. Soccer bios among other information. In some cases, I found more clubs on the bios and added them to the list.

Enjoy, and feel free to suggest anyone or any club that should be added.

ARIZONA

Danilo Acosta: Real Salt Lake AZ

Julie Ertz: Sereno SC, Arizona Arsenal (formerly Gilbert SC)

Justen Glad: Real Salt Lake AZ

Ashley Hatch: Legends FC (Calif.)

Brooks Lennon: Real Salt Lake AZ

Sydney Leroux: Sereno SC

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CAL NORTH

Abby Dahlkemper: MVLA Avalanche

Tierna Davidson: De Anza Force

Lynden Gooch: Santa Cruz Breakers

Nick Lima: De Anza Force, San Jose Earthquakes

Megan Rapinoe: Elk Grove United

Lynn Williams: East Fresno Fusion, CVSA, Bullard Valley FC

Chris Wondolowski: Diablo Valley SC, Mustang

CAL SOUTH

(Historical: Nomads had Steve Cherundolo, Marcelo Balboa, Eric Wynalda, Paul Caligiuri, Frankie Hejduk, Shannon MacMillan, Jovan Kirovski)

Paul Arriola: LA Galaxy, Arsenal FC

Steve Birnbaum: Pateadores, Irvine Strikers

Joe Corona: Nomads

Marky Delgado: Chivas USA, Cosmos West, LAFC Chelsea, ISES Strikers, Arsenal FC

Benny Feilhaber: Irvine Strikers

Ashley Hatch: Legends FC (commuted from Arizona)

Hailie Mace: Eagles SC

Alex Morgan: Cypress Elite, AYSO

Michael Orozco: Irvine Strikers

Chris Pontius: Irvine Strikers

Christen Press: Slammers FC

Christian Ramirez: San Diego Surf, Pateadores, Irvine Strikers

Cristian Roldan: Union Independiente FC (also national high school player of the year)

Amy Rodriguez: Laguna Hills Eclipse, West Coast SC

Brandon Vincent: Real So Cal, Strikers FC, South Coast Bayern

Jorge Villafana: Chivas USA (joined after winning reality show)

Bobby Wood: Irvine Strikers (moved from Hawaii; then moved to Germany at age 14)

Gyasi Zardes: LA Galaxy

McCall Zerboni: SoCal Blues

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COLORADO

Jaelene Hinkle: Real Colorado

Lindsey Horan: Colorado Rush

Ethan Horvath: Real Colorado

Jaelin Howell: Real Colorado

Matt Polster: Colorado Rapids (anywhere in Nevada before that?)

Mallory Pugh: Real Colorado

Sophia Smith: Real Colorado

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CONNECTICUT

Alyssa Naeher: South Central Premier, Yankee United

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DC METRO

Bill Hamid: D.C. United, Premier AC (his father’s club — disclaimer: Ranting Soccer Dad’s son also has played for Premier AC)

Ian Harkes: D.C. United

Ali Krieger: Prince William

Midge Purce: Freestate, SAC, Bethesda, Potomac

C.J. Sapong: Prince William

Andi Sullivan: Bethesda, McLean

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FLORIDA

Jozy Altidore: Schulz Academy, Boca Raton Soccer Club

Alejandro Bedoya: Weston Fury

Morgan Brian: Ponte Vedra Storm (lived in Georgia and commuted)

Ashlyn Harris: Indialantic Force, Seminole Ice, South Brevard United, Palm Bay Rangers

Dax McCarty: Central Florida United

Graham Zusi: FC America (now GPS Orlando)

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GEORGIA

Joe Bendik: Cobb FC/SSA

Morgan Brian: Ponte Vedra Storm (Florida)

Jane Campbell: Concorde Fire, North Atlanta Soccer Academy

Sean Johnson: Atlanta Fire

Kekuta Manneh: Georgia Rush (joined Rush organization in Gambia; later moved to Texas)

https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/77179/usmnt-kekuta-manneh-added-to-roster-for-paraguay.html

Shaq Moore: Smyrna Stealth, Cobb FC (before going to Dallas and Bradenton)

Kelley O’Hara: Concorde Fire, AFC Lightning, Peachtree City Lazers

Emily Sonnett: North Atlanta Soccer Academy

Walker Zimmerman: Gwinnett Soccer Association

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HAWAII

Bobby Wood: Powder Edge FC (moved to California at age 12)

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IDAHO

Sofia Huerta: FC Nova

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ILLINOIS / CHICAGO METRO

Michael Bradley: Chicago Sockers

Brad Guzan: Chicago Magic

Eric Lichaj: Chicago Magic

Andrija Novakovich: Chicago Magic

Megan Oyster: Windy City Pride

Casey Short: Chicago Magic

Jonathan Spector: Chicago Sockers, Schwaben FC

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INDIANA

Matt Hedges: Indy Burn

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MASSACHUSETTS/BOSTON METRO

Geoff Cameron: Bayside United

Sam Mewis: Scorpions SC

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MISSISSIPPI

Marlon Hairston: Central Jackson Soccer

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MISSOURI/KANSAS: KANSAS CITY METRO

Matt Besler: KCFC Alliance

Adrianna Franch: KC Comets

Erik Palmer-Brown: Sporting KC, KC United, KC Inter, Lee Summit Soccer Academy

MISSOURI: ST. LOUIS METRO

Tim Ream: Scott Gallagher

Josh Sargent: Scott Gallagher

Becky Sauerbrunn: JB Marine

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NEVADA

Matt Polster: Colorado Rapids (anywhere in Nevada before that?)

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NEW JERSEY (split between Philly and NY?)

Carli Lloyd: Medford Strikers

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NYC METRO

Tyler Adams: Red Bulls

Juan Agudelo: Red Bulls, PASCO, NJSA

Russell Canouse: Red Bulls (after PA Classics)

Crystal Dunn: Albertson SC, RVC

Tobin Heath: PDA (NJ)

Tim Howard: Central Jersey Cosmos

Allie Long: Albertson SC, Northport Cow Harbor Mustangs

Matt Miazga: Red Bulls

Tommy McNamara: FC Westchester

Tim Parker: (where?)

Timothy Weah: Red Bulls (moved to PSG in teens), BW Gottschee, Rosedale Soccer Club (also in Florida with West Pines United at early age)

NEW YORK WEST

Alex Bono: Empire United

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NORTH CAROLINA

Ike Opara: Triangle FC

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OHIO NORTH (Akron, Findlay, Canton, Cleveland)

Justin Morrow: CSA

Darlington Nagbe: Cleveland Internationals

OHIO SOUTH (Columbus, Cincinnati)

Rose Lavelle: Cincinnati United Premier, Sycamore United

Wil Trapp: Columbus Crew

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OREGON

Rubio Rubin: Westside Timbers, Westside Metros

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PENNSYLVANIA EAST

Russell Canouse: PA Classics (then Red Bulls)

Christian Pulisic: PA Classics

Zach Steffen: FC Delco, West Chester United

PENNSYLVANIA WEST

Meghan Klingenberg: Penns Forest FC

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Savannah McCaskill: Carolina Elite SC

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TEXAS NORTH (Dallas, Waco, Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Southlake, Odessa)

Kellyn Acosta: FC Dallas

Clint Dempsey: Dallas Texans

Greg Garza: Dallas Texans (in between stints in other countries)

Jesse Gonzalez: FC Dallas, CD Independiente

Omar Gonzalez: Dallas Texans

Weston McKennie: FC Dallas

Shaq Moore: FC Dallas (briefly; see Georgia)

Abby Smith: Dallas Texans

Taylor Smith: Solar Chelsea

Chioma Ubogagu: D’Feeters

TEXAS SOUTH (Houston, El Paso, Austin, San Antonio)

Kekuta Manneh: Lonestar SC (Austin), Texas Rush (Houston; before that, Georgia Rush)

https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/77179/usmnt-kekuta-manneh-added-to-roster-for-paraguay.html

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UTAH

Kealia Ohai: Utah Avalanche

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WASHINGTON

Jordan Morris: Seattle Sounders, Eastside FC

Kelyn Rowe: Crossfire Premier

DeAndre Yedlin: Seattle Sounders, Crossfire Premier, Northwest Nationals, Emerald City FC, Shorelake Soccer Club

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